It’s been a really busy week with school, work, and family commitments, but I’m still standing, so that’s a pretty good sign. Unfortunately I didn’t have a lot of time to do all the reading I wanted, though it was a good week on the blog nonetheless. Here’s another Sunday Post for you all:
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- Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
- Review: He Found Me by Whitney Barbetti
I’ve been hearing a lot about Illuminae, so I knew I had to add it to my TBR pile. I haven’t read a sci-fi or dystopian book in forever it seems, and it’s really a shame because there was a point in the last few years that all I read were those type of YA books. Hopefully this book will get me back into it. And really, the cover alone is enough to draw me to this book — it’s gorgeous!
It was only when I actually sat down and started organizing my book collection earlier this year that I noticed I have several editions of certain books. When it comes to classic literature, you can never have enough — even if it’s of the same novel. I picked up another edition of Jane Eyre last week at a local bookstore. I’d never seen this 1984 Reader’s Digest edition before, so I just had to have it. There are some really interesting illustrations in it that I just might have to feature in a future blog post.
In addition to Jane Eyre, I also picked up Matchless: A Christmas Story from the bookstore to get me into the holiday season. I’m a huge fan of both Hans Christian Andersen and Gregory Maguire and when I discovered that the latter wrote a retelling, I automatically purchased it. I’ve always known ‘The Little Match Girl’ by Andersen to be a bittersweet story, so I’m interested to read Maguire’s take on it, just as I was with his other books.
Life & Such
As I mentioned earlier, it’s been a hectic week. Work in particular has been kicking my ass. There are days when things are pretty slow, so I have time to catch up and organize my stuff, but all that can change in a second. That’s mostly what I like about the job, though — I’m never bored or run out of things to do. Right now, I’m working on researching database management practices and decided to take to the public library to help me figure some things out on the topic. I haven’t checked any books out yet, but sifting through some of them gave me some ideas both for work and on how to better manage my own personal book collection at home. Right now, besides Goodreads, I have a pretty simple Excel spreadsheet that I created a while back to track both physical and electronic books, and it’s been working so far for what I want it to do. But I’ve discovered Access is a great way to maintain larger databases, which would help me especially with my growing collection. The only challenge is that Access is a whole other language and takes a lot of time to learn. I have a basic grasp of what it can do, thanks to one of my school courses, but it’ll take me a while to actually be able to fully make sense of it. I’m currently weighing the pros and cons of both Microsoft programs, so we’ll see what happens!
Do you keep track of your books somehow? What are some of the methods you use to do so?
I hope everyone has a great week. Happy reading!